By: Gigaom
July 18, 2012 at 13:38 PM EDT
Hulu sets its 1st int’l co-production, BBC’s The Thick of It
Hulu will team with the BBC to produce the fourth season of the satirical comedy, which focuses on the inner workings of the British government. The first three seasons of the show will start running on Hulu and Hulu Plus starting July 29.

Hulu has entered into its first international co-production, teaming with the BBC to shoot the fourth season of the U.K. comedy The Thick of It.

Under the agreement, on July 29, Hulu will start running the first three already-produced seasons of the satirical comedy, which focuses on the inner workings of the British government. It’ll run on both free-to-view Hulu and subscription-based Hulu Plus.

The fourth season of the show — which was created and written by Armando Iannucci, the mastermind behind HBO’s Julia Louis Dreyfus series Veep — will debut early next year simultaneously on Hulu and Hulu Plus with the U.K. premiere on BBC Four. (The verite-style show will later be broadcast on BBC America.)

“We’re really excited to give U.S. audiences a chance to catch up with all previous episodes, and as series co-producers for season four, we are proud to make full seasons of this distinctive and smart show available exclusively to Hulu viewers,” said Hulu senior VP of content, Andy Forssell, in a statement.

The series will continue to be produced in house at the BBC, but now “in association with Hulu,” according to the announcement. Details were not provided as to how Hulu is helping to underwrite the production.

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